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OpSec

American Sues US Government For Allegedly Pressuring Him To Unlock His Phone at Airport

CBP and DHS officers allegedly detained a Los Angeles man of Muslim faith for four hours before he boarded a plane, asking him questions and pressuring him to show them the contents of his phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.18.18
privacy

Border Guards Looked Through Nearly 60 Percent More Electronic Devices in 2017 than in 2016

Customs and Border Protection released a new directive Friday with more detailed guidelines for searching phones and computers.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.5.18
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Interview

We Talked to the American NASA Scientist Who Had His Phone Seized at the Border

Sidd Bikkannavar is a natural born US citizen who just wanted to get home after racing solar-powered cars across South America.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.16.17
Power

The Time the Federal Government Used a Predator Drone to Arrest Armed Ranchers

In 2011, anti-government ranchers chased law enforcement off their property using high powered rifles. The feds returned with a Predator drone.
Jason Koebler
1.27.16
immigration

Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments at US Customs

It’s not just facial recognition. The Customs and Border Protection has two more new pilot programs ready to launch.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.18.15
immigration

US Customs Quietly Launches Facial Recognition Experiment at DC Airport

The facial recognition program is designed to catch “passport imposters” but has privacy advocates worried.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.18.15
Motherboard Blog

The US Border Patrol 'Misplaced' the Records for 200 Predator Drone Flights

But conveniently found them right before its court hearing.
Jason Koebler
1.15.14
Motherboard Blog

It's Official: America Is Militarizing the Mexican Border

Border security on steroids.
Grace Wyler
6.28.13
Motherboard Blog

The Feds Made 113,664 Weed Busts on the Mexico Border in Six Years

Meanwhile, Americans will continue consuming the best cannabis in the world, which, of course, is not being grown in Mexico.
Brian Anderson
6.20.13